November is Military Families Appreciation Month and on Veterans Day, November 11, the nation pauses to remember the service and sacrifice of veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
KLRN is proud to honor and recognize our nation's veterans, active duty military members, and military families. Throughout the month, catch featured programming and virtual conversations related to the unique experiences of military service members and their families.
Tuesdays, October 26 - November 16 | 8PM
Beginning October 26, KLRN will air a special PBS documentary titled American Veteran. This four-part series traces the veteran experience across the arc of American history and explores the present-day divide between civilian and veteran communities. Watch this one-hour program on Tuesday evenings from October 26 to November 16 on KLRN channel 9.1 and 9.2 (view additional times on our Programming page).
Military Families Appreciation Month: Virtual Conversations
Beginning November 9, KLRN will host online conversations focused on the experiences and challenges that face veteran and military families. Join us for this special series of virtual conversations.
Registration for all sessions can be found HERE.
Financial Empowerment for Veterans
Tuesday, November 9 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Watch a recording of this session HERE
Join KLRN and Family Service Association to learn about the various resources for financial empowerment available to Veterans.
Resources for the Military Spouse
Saturday, November 13 | 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Watch a recording of this session HERE
Presenters from Family Service Association and The Veteran Spouse Network will give strategies and tips regarding the importance of self-care for Military and Veteran spouses. We will also explore the topic of Resilience for Military Families and highlight resources available in the San Antonio area.
Sesame Street Resources for Military Families
Tuesday, November 16 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Join KLRN and an expert from Sesame Street for Military Families as we share tips and strategies around the topic of Transitions and the Military Family.
Normalizing Mental Health
Thursday, November 18 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM
This presentation, led by Endeavors will provide helpful information on the topic of Mental Health in both the civilian and military population - including strategies to help with anxiety, depression, and other adjustments issues . We'll also take a look at a variety of resources and how to determine which one is right for you.
AMERICAN EXILE: Virtual screening and panel discussion
Monday, November 15 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Join KLRN for a special screening and panel discussion of AMERICAN EXILE, a brand new film from Latino Public Broadcasting.
Fifty years ago, brothers Valente and Manuel Valenzuela both volunteered and fought in Vietnam. They returned home decorated and disabled. Now approaching their 70s, they’ve received notices of deportation. Distraught and confused, the brothers were shocked to learn that they are not alone. Filmed over the course of seven years, AMERICAN EXILE is the story of two unlikely war heroes who are reluctantly transformed into veteran’s rights activists.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-exile-virtual-screening-discussion-with-klrn-tickets-190084938167?fbclid=IwAR1OpMJQmJOFUxFGEuVhrJcep9onMfrYW3kb7u4Rzr-BXTAMtivOoX81FiA
Local Resources for Military Service Members, Veterans, and Families
San Antonio is "Military City USA". As such, our city has several organizations, programs, and entities that are here to help the Military community. Whether you are a veteran, an active duty service member, or a military spouse or dependent, we hope the below list provides some helpful information if you are in need of assistance.
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors
City of San Antonio Office of Military and Veteran Affairs
UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs
Strategic Enrollment | UTSA | University of Texas at San Antonio
Texas A&M University San Antonio Office of Military Affairs
Alamo Colleges Victory Center
The Veteran Spouse Network
Military Warriors Support Foundation
Military VICE Project
PTSD Foundation of America--SA
USO San Antonio
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County - MISSION UNITED
Fisher House Inc.
Wellness 4 Warriors
Green Beret Foundation
Military Spouse Advocacy Network
Comal County Veterans Council